The Jefferson County Rescue Squad was founded in 1963. Our mission is to provide professional Search and Rescue, Vehicle Extrication, Technical Rescue, Water Rescue and Recovery, Basic Medical, Emergency First Aid, and Public Assistance to the residents and visitors of Jefferson County on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year basis.
We are a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to providing rescue services to the approximately 52,191 citizens and thousands of guests of Jefferson County. The services we provide are performed without compensation throughout the entire county which is approximately 314 square miles, of which 274 square miles is land and 40.5 square miles is water.
Currently, Jefferson County Rescue Squad has 7 Paramedics, 2 Advanced EMT's, 2 EMT's, 8 Emergency Medical Responders, 1 Dive Rescue Instructor, 5 First Aid and CPR Instructors, 10 Vehicle Extrication Instructors, 5 EVOC and Vanessa K. Free Instructors, and 1 TARS Rescue College Instructor. The Jefferson County Rescue Squad has a Dive Rescue Team, High and Low Angle Rescue Team, Technical Rescue Team, and Hazardous Materials Technicians.
Each rescue squad member is required to be trained in, at minimum, First Aid and CPR along with Basic Vehicle Extrication.
Members of the Jefferson County Rescue Squad receive the GREEN CROSS Award from HURST Tools for successfully using the Jaws of Life to save accident victim Destany Bingham on January 2, 2016.
Pictured from left to right: Adam Watson, J Ray Walker, Destany Bingham, LaVonda Clevenger, Mark McCurry, and RT Lawson. Not Pictured: JD Clevenger, Leslie Lawson, Mike Romines, Brian Shults, and Steve Shults.
Congratulations to Robert Large,
Squad Member of the Year-2016!
J Ray Walker, Steve Shults, Robert Large, and Mark McCurry